People attending Calvin Harris’s Melbourne tour dates in the coming weeks will be in for a sneak peek of some of the DJ and producer’s new material.
Harris told the Star Observer that while he had no plans to release a new album this year, he “will release lots of singles. I’ve just finished my next single and it has someone amazing on it but I can’t say who. Watch this space”.
The lanky Scot, who won legions of queer fans thanks to his production work with Kylie Minogue and his own dancefloor fillers Ready For The Weekend and I’m Not Alone, is in the country supporting pop star Rihanna. He will also headline the post-parade party at Sydney’s Mardi Gras.
“I’ve never been to Mardi Gras before but I hear it’s just one massive party. It’s a big deal for me to be playing it and I am definitely very excited,” he said.
Harris’ plan to release a string of singles without a parent album isn’t the only change in his musical modus operandi — he’s also given up singing, despite having lent his voice to no fewer than five top 10 UK hits.
“For me the singing was something I very much fell in to by default when I first started making music. There was no one else to sing them so I did it,” he explained.
“Now that I have people who are really good at singing and that’s what they do, the tunes will develop more and hopefully people will like these new ones.”
As such, Harris will stick to DJing during his Australian shows, but promised that punters could expect “big party tunes and lots of bass”.
info: Calvin Harris plays Superdisco at the Prince Of Wales on February 26 and March 13 and supports Rihanna on her current Australian tour.